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Gadly Plain

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This story does not begin on the day Spring-baby Westbay throws a rock at Amen: a simple-looking donkey who knew Adam and Noah, Abraham and Moses, Jesus Christ, the Apostle John, Saint Francis of Assisi. Nor does the story begin when Spring-baby's father jilts her by dying far away from home and rebuke. The story begins in the beginning when death itself comes into the wor ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Cladach Publishing
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Tanya Max
Mar 22, 2014 Tanya Max rated it it was amazing
Gadly Plain is beautifully written, thoughtful, and entertaining. J. Michael Dew gives each of his characters distinct voices and writes in a manner that makes you feel like you are going through all the emotions and tribulations alongside the main character, a young girl named Spring-baby.
The story takes you on Spring-baby's journey as she struggles to cope with death of her father. After the death of her father, Spring-baby's mother abandons her with her grandparents. It is here, in a barn, w
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Catherine
Jul 31, 2013 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers of literary fiction
Coming to grips with the meaning of life and death, and the loss of a loved one are realities we all face, and so we can relate to the main character, "Spring-baby." A donkey named "Amen," who talks and has lived since the Garden of Eden, is a magical way to bring in the undying stories of hope. The lyrical language and over-arching themes make this delightful, mystical novel, literature.
Jane Night
Aug 01, 2013 Jane Night rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I got this book through a goodreads giveaway. It was a well written book but not a good match for me.
I had trouble getting into the book though i cant really say why.
Maybe it just wasnt quite what i expected.

Written using my phone so sorry about any punctuation errors.
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